Maidenhair tree

Latin name: Ginkgo biloba
Common name: Maidenhair tree
Plant group:
Bonsai trees - outdoor
Plant family:
Gingkoaceae
Climate:
Subcontinental climate
Minimal temperature: 2°C (35°F)
Optimal temperature: 20-22°C (68-71°F)
Recommended place:
mid-shade
Soil:
humus-peat-loosely
Plant form:
tree-like, arboraceous
Height: 50 cm (19.5 in.)
Flower color:
yellow
Repotting: every 36 months (3 years)
Rarity: no
Pests:
Falcifer ground mealybag (Rhizzoecus falcifera)
Diseases:
Black Root Rot (Thielaviopsis basicola)
Origin country:
China
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The Ginkgo is the last member of a family of trees common in prehistoric times, and was, in fact, thought to be extinct in the wild until rediscovered in the 17th century in eastern China.

The leaves are heart shaped.

The Gingko can be a strange tree to care for with sudden die-offs of branches and twigs.

Re-potting - annually in March.

Chop off unwanted longer branches but leave shorter ones to encourage flowering.

Young specimens require annual repotting, older specimens every 2-3 years. Repot in spring, preferably early spring, in basic soil mix.